CONTEST: 3rd Annual Songs for Social Change Songwriting Competition

Posted by:  RAWA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands

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We are looking for songs about social change that will inspire people to build a world where there is social and economic justice for all people, as well as care for all other living beings and the planet's ecosystem.

The songs will be judged on the how well the lyrics express the basic themes of the contest and how well the performance and production enhance the lyrics.

The Opportunity

The winner of the contest will be awarded $500, and the ten (10) runners-up, along with the winning song, will be featured on a compilation CD that will be sent to radio stations. Copies of the CD will also be available for each participating band to use for their own publicity.

Photos of the winning band and runners-up will be posted on the RAWA website along with links to the bands' websites and social media.

The Band

  • We are accepting applications in all genres, but there must be lyrical content & relevant to the main idea of the contest - social change 
  • All songs submitted must be original material
  • All ages welcome to apply 
  • Welcome to self-produced and self-recorded songs
  • Only one entry per artist 

The Gig

  • Songs will be judged by the lyrics (how well they mesh with the theme of the contest), and on the strengths of the recording. All genres are acceptable for submission
  • Artists will retain copyright of their work
  • The winner of the competition will receive $500 and the winner and ten (10) runners-up will be eligible for having their song included on our 2018 compilation CD


  • Compensation Amount: Up to $500.00